ADIO: Tamatem Games Touches Down in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Investment Office (ADIO) is spearheading the advancement of Abu Dhabi’s gaming ecosystem by supporting Tamatem Games, a prominent Arabic mobile games publisher, in relocating its headquarters to the emirate. This strategic move aims to propel Tamatem Games into its next phase of growth while bolstering Abu Dhabi’s position as a hub for gaming innovation. 

With over 70 content-creating companies, Abu Dhabi’s gaming landscape is thriving, and ADIO is committed to nurturing this ecosystem through strategic partnerships aligned with the emirate’s focus on technology and innovation. Recently, ADIO collaborated with Ubisoft, a global leader in video gaming, further enhancing Abu Dhabi’s gaming industry. 

ADIO is providing Tamatem Games with growth-oriented support, including assistance in setting up operations, connections to Abu Dhabi’s ecosystem, and access to international trade opportunities. This collaboration underscores Abu Dhabi’s appeal as a global destination for tech talent and innovation. 

Badr AlOlama, Director General of ADIO, emphasized Abu Dhabi’s conducive environment, robust ICT infrastructure, and skilled talent pool, positioning the emirate as a hub for technology and design. He highlighted Abu Dhabi’s growing prominence in sectors like gaming, where it is attracting top developers, publishers, and industry talent. 

Tamatem Games specializes in developing culturally relevant and localized games for the Arabic-speaking gaming community, boasting a diverse portfolio with millions of downloads. Through its collaboration with ADIO, the company aims to establish a center of excellence in Abu Dhabi, contributing to the emirate’s burgeoning gaming ecosystem. 

Hussam Hammo, CEO of Tamatem Games, expressed excitement about choosing Abu Dhabi as their strategic partner for growth and innovation. He highlighted Abu Dhabi’s dynamic ecosystem and commitment to talent development, expressing confidence in Tamatem Games’ ability to make a significant impact on the global gaming landscape. 

As gaming revenues in the MENA region continue to soar, with projections reaching US$6 billion by 2027, Abu Dhabi’s strategic initiatives, along with collaborations with industry leaders like Tamatem Games, are poised to solidify its position as a key player in the global gaming arena.